November 3, 2014 by Chris Kite
In many countries, citizens actually risk their lives to vote. They risk attacks. They travel through war zones to vote.
In America, a Presidential election typically draws around 60% of the eligible voter population. Midterms see turnouts closer to 40%. The use ranks 120th out of 169 tracked nations. Yet in the US, polling places are generally easy to get to, are open long hours, and voting poses no threat to your safety.
So if you’re unhappy with the way things are (and it seems just about everyone is on either side of the political spectrum), you need to vote. If you want to have a say in how the United States of America is run,